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Whitcomb Mountain - East Peak
Millsfield, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down one of the logging roads
Looking down one of the logging roads

Route: Logging roads

From the open area on Trio Ponds Road (just before it crosses Number Two Brook), we followed the grassier logging road (left of a gravel one), then beared left at a landing at about 0.3 miles, passed through another landing, then around 0.8 miles, took a right turn (just before another landing) onto an ATV trail. Gaining the ridge, we beared right and eventually found ourselves at the tower.

Snow free and mostly dry with one area of mud at the start of the ATV trail.

Fantastic views from the tower (none from the ground), especially of the Mahoosucs and Presis.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Whitcomb Mountain - East Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,660'
Destination: Whitcomb Mountain - East Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:39
Trailhead Elevation: 1,660'
Summit Elevation: 2,510'
Vertical Gain: 865'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:21
Hike Vertical Gain: 880'


The start of the grassy logging road (center)
The start of the grassy logging road (center)

Looking southeast from the East Whitcomb fire tower - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast from the East Whitcomb fire tower

Topographic map of Whitcomb Mountain - East Peak


Directions to trailhead: From Phillips Brook Road north of Stark, go west on Trio Ponds Road. There is a landing just prior to the Number Two Brook crossing. To the north side of Trio Ponds Road, start up a grassy road (a gravel road is to its right).

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